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Allen Hopkins Jim Clare
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is steaming into the station on Wednesday, Nov 20th. Solo hostess, the lovely Cathy McGrath, will put on a happy face to welcome perennial Features...
~ JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS ~
Jim, http://www.jimclare.org/ and Allen,http://www.allenhopkins.org/have massacred various venues together for years, and they are most eager to return as Features. Of course, seasoned Trackers know
and love the lads as Cathy's co-hosts, at Tunes By the Tracks.
...plus ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will ambush the unwary and slow of foot during the second half of the evening...!!
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Lara Ianni Dave Ianni Laura Jean Diekmann
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound for the next show. We are excited to present another DOUBLE FEATURE on Wednesday, Nov 6th ...
Your hosts Jim Clare and Cathy McGrath are very pleased to welcome ~
~ DAVE IANNI and ERNIE LAWRENCE ~
Dave Ianni has played for us before, and he uses his tasty finger picking to support vocals on songs from great songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Rush, Paul Simon and Murray McGlaughlan, and others. Dave is also bringing a couple of pretty vocal ringers with him this time, in the person of Lara Ianni, and Laura Jean Diekmann. This will be an enjoyable listening experience.
Ernie Lawrence is also familiar to us Trackers. Ernie is a dyed in the wool bluesman, hailing out of Perry, NY. Ernie's blues songs include the Appalachian, Piedmont, Delta and Chicgao styles...plus some of his originals, and he has great stories to back them up, so there will be something for everybody in the mix.
...Dave and Ernie will be doing individual sets, so time will be compressed...but not to worry, Trackers...we'll find a way to include ~ The MYSTERY PICKERS ~ whersomever we can scrunch 'em in.
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The boys are back in town...
TUNES BY THE TRACKS hosts, JIM CLARE and CATHY MCGRATH, are very pleased to welcome back Tracker favorites...
~ JED CURRAN & STEVE PIPER ~
Two good friends whose musical talent has placed them amongst the Rochester Folk royalty, will be returning to TUNES BY THE TRACKS, as a Double Feature...bound to be a great evening.
JED CURRAN, http://www.jedcurran.com/
STEVE PIPER, http://www.stevepipermusic.com/
...and that's not all, Trackers ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will ambush the unwary, during the second half of the evening
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Tom McClure Rick Hoyt Joe Crum
TUNES BY THE TRACKS rolls into autumn with a full head of steam.
Wednesday, Oct 2nd...your Hosts Jim Clare, and Cathy McGrath, and perhaps Allen "Crash" Hopkins,
are very pleased to Feature:
~ RICK HOYT ~Rick is keeping us on tenterhooks. At press time, we don't know if he's playing with his group,
The Cool Club, or perhaps he has some other devious musical persona in store.
We shall just wait and see. In any case, we can expect great music ranging through Jazz, Pop,
Folk and Originals...all sprinkled with some signature humor.
We know from Rick's past visits that a good time will be had by all, so we hope to host a trainload
of Trackers on October 2nd.
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TUNES BY THE TRACKS co-hosts Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to Feature
Marc is an eclectic folk-rocker who carries the Woodstock tradition of dealing with life with all its social and political challenges…one song at a time. He’s been hailed by noted folk artist Happy Traum for his “timeless songs featuring deep grooves, excellent playing [and] top-notch guitar and vocals.”
He’s performed and recorded with many luminaries including Pete Seeger, Art Garfunkel and Rick Danko. Levon Helm also invited Marc to play one of the Midnight Rambles.
Marc’s song subjects range from his love for Rachel Maddow, good coffee and just about everything in between. His fingerstyle blues is reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins. And his recent CD, Pictures of the Highway, reached #6 on the Folk DJ Chart.
Of course, Marc will be abetted by those pesky rascals, THE MYSTERY PICKERS, during the second half of the evening.
We're looking forward to another great summer show at the Library, and we hope you'll be albe to join us.
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TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on Wed, May 1st...your hosts, Jim Clare and Cathy McGrath, are very pleased to welcome back our co-host Allen Hopkins, playing with our Feature
~ LOVE & KNISHES ~
Love and Knishes provides a mixture of traditional, contemporary and original songs in Yiddish and English.
Singer-songwriter Bonnie Abrams has won awards in national songwriting competitions. Violinist Glenna Chance trained at the Eastman School of Music. Our own Allen Hopkins has been playing with Bonnie as a duet for a dozen years. After working with Glenna in a local klezmer band, they decided to form a group that would present music from the Jewish vocal and instrumental repertoire and showcase Bonnie's songwriting ability as well.
Love and Knishes instrumental lineup features Bonnie's guitar, Glenna's violin, viola, and recorder, and Allen's mandolin, mandola, mandocello, concertina, and banjo. The repertoire spans traditional Yiddish folk and cabaret songs, klezmer dance tunes, general folk material, and Bonnie's original songs.
...and rest assured ~THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will add some zest to the second half of the evening (don't be scairt...c'mon out, and be a Mystery Picker)